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cabinfever
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Aug-19-10, 
11:08 AM (MST)
"Savage Rifles"

I never thought in a million years I'd do a review on savage rifles, let alone a positive review.

A guy that works for me purchased a savage rifle model 116 stainless composite chambered in a .270 WM. He's new to hunting and, to guns in general and asked if I'd help him mount his new leupold scope and get the gun dialed in. When he told me he bought a savage I kind of cringed, but I agreed to help him get started.

I was pretty impressed when we pulled the gun out of the box.It was not what I imagined. The action was precision machined, robust, polished, and mated perfectly with a durable well designed synethetic stock. One of the first things I noticed was the double trigger which is a great saftey feature.The biggest surprise came when we pulled the action and barrel out of the stock. Holy cow! This gun was built more like a custom rifle than a production rifle. This particular model has the accutrigger which allows for safe consumer trigger adjustments down to about 2.5 lbs. Even more impressive is the trigger breaks like glass.The stock is fitted with an aluminium bedding block which mates nicely with the action and barrel. Barrel is free floating in the stock as it should be.This morning we took it to the gun range for a test drive. We shot HSM factory ammo with 130 grain bergers at about 3060 fps. The results blew me away. Half inch groups at 100 yds, and even after the barrel got hot, we stacked 9 rounds under 1 inch.

I currently own a custom rifle with a match grade broughton barrel, jewel trigger, and stiller predator action. I have more money invested in this gun than I care to discuss.My points is, I know what goes into a precsion rifle and savage has adressed these features. I have also been a big fan of the Remington model 700's my whole life. Up until this morning, I thought Remington made the best production rifle on the market. It appears Savage is giving everyone in this industry, including custom gun makers, a run for their money. I would not hesitate to buy one of these rifles. I will be owning one in the very near future.I honestly can't think of anything savage missed while designing this rifle. Best of all, they cost around $700 and that is a bargin considering the features and accuracy this rifle produces.I can't speak for any of their other rifles because I have no experience with them, but as for the 116, it gets my vote. As a disclaimer, I have zero affiliation with Savage. Heck I don't even own one.......yet.

Anywho....thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Savage Rif...  kilowatt      Aug-19-10   1 
  RE: Savage Rif...  Prism      Aug-20-10   2 
   RE: Savage Rif...  Damer      Aug-22-10   3 
    RE: Savage Rif...  cabinfever      Aug-30-10   4 
     RE: Savage Rif...  cabinfever      Sep-14-10   5 
      RE: Savage Rif...  deepforks      Nov-13-10   6 
       RE: Savage Rif...  bowhunt      Dec-08-10   7 
        RE: Savage Rif...  fatrooster      Dec-08-10   8 
         RE: Savage Rif...  jarheadhunt...      Dec-16-10   9 
          RE: Savage Rif...  rackman      Dec-28-10   10 
           RE: Savage Rif...  AWHOLELOTTA...      Jan-21-11   11 
            RE: Savage Rif...  cabinfever      Feb-14-11   12 
 RE: Savage Rif...  ART338WM      Apr-05-11   13 
  RE: Savage Rif...  AWHOLELOTTA...      Apr-11-11   14 
   RE: Savage Rif...  beavis14      Apr-13-11   15 
    RE: Savage Rif...  theox      Apr-13-11   16 
     RE: Savage Rif...  HiMtnHntr      Apr-14-11   17 
      RE: Savage Rif...  greatwestern      Apr-14-11   18 
       RE: Savage Rif...  Tomichi      May-15-11   19 
        RE: Savage Rif...  sethlopez85      Jul-13-11   20 

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kilowatt
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Aug-19-10, 
11:24 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I have a Savage too in 25.06 Rem and really a smooth shooting rifle and acturate too. Got the rifle two years ago on the advice from RELH....great thing I took his advice.

Brian

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Aug-20-10, 
09:28 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Savage Rifles"

They build accurate guns. I just got one of the new longrange hunters in 6.5x284 and love it. The action is super smooth and it shoots great. Trigger feels nice, but I can't get it down to 2.5lbs. That's about my only complaint. Well worth the money! They're doing a great job listening to what the consumer wants.

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Damer
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Aug-22-10, 
10:07 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Savage Rifles"

How much did you pay for the Longrange Hunter???

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cabinfever
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Aug-30-10, 
06:21 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Savage Rifles"

Prism

I love my 6.5X284............one of the sweetest rounds ever made.

Mike

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cabinfever
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Sep-14-10, 
06:51 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Savage Rifles"

If you appreciate custom rifles you need to look at this accuracy clip by savage

http://www.savagearms.com/accuracy/

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deepforks
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Nov-13-10, 
06:15 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Savage Rifles"

i just ordered two model 16's myself. .243 and 22-250. cant wait til they get here now, the scope selection begins!

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Dec-08-10, 
00:04 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Savage Rifles"

Great review. Thanks a ton for doing it for everyone.
I am going to go buy a savage.

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fatrooster
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Dec-08-10, 
06:05 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I might be getting a Savage in 204 caliber this weekend. Thanks for the review. fatrooster.

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jarheadhunter
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Dec-16-10, 
10:21 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Savage Rifles"

LAST EDITED ON Dec-16-10 AT 10:22 AM (MST)

Thanks for the sweet review. I have been looking into getting a Savage.Sorry if this is thread jacking? How is that Long Range hunter? I am looking at getting one in the .300 Win Mag. I went to the local Cal-Ranch store last night and almost bought a 16fhsak weather warrior .

It was a smoking deal under $600 OTD. The only reason I didn't is because it is the .300 WSM and I would rather have the 300 win mag. The thing I like better about the weather warrior is that it is a couple pounds lighter than the Long Range hunter. I am still debating it because I can get a Long Range hunter for $750 TMD.

I say TMD because my brother is going to pick it up for me at the Gun Shop that has it and bring it to me when he can. So I am just trying to decide if I can deal with the short mag. even though the difference in weight and recoil would be nice.

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rackman
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Dec-28-10, 
00:17 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I own two savage rifles, one with the accutrigger and one without. I love both of them, they are some straight shooting guns! I would recommend savage to anyone.

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Jan-21-11, 
11:16 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Savage Rifles"

At the National Championship IBS 600 yard match last summer, Savage was, by far, the most common rifle there. My 600 yard gun is a Savage 6BR with the accu trigger system and I love it. It shoots consistantly sub 2" groups at 600 yards and like Prism said, the action is smooth. Savage has come a long way!

Some experts say the Savage is, hands down, the most accurate out of the box rifle on the market right now.


It's always an adventure!!!

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cabinfever
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Feb-14-11, 
04:49 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Savage Rifles"

UPDATE!!!!!!

I bought a savage model 116 weather warrior chambered in a 25 06. Wanted a light recoiling rifle my wife and son could shoot. After doing some load development, I stacked 3 rounds under a 1/2 inch. Took a little more tuning than my buddies .270 but the end result was the same. I'm sold on savage!!

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Apr-05-11, 
07:17 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I dont know if you seen the latest gun news but savage will soon have the likes of Kimber as well as other companies that specialize in ultra LT/WT rifles wondering what to do.

Savage has new for 2011 the Savage Model 11 and 111 Ultra Light Hunter.

With out optics and empty the model 11 weighs 5.5-lbs and MSRP is $875. Comes chamberd in .308, 7mm-08, 6.5 Creedmoor, 260, 243, and 223. The 111 comes chamberd in 30-06 and 270. Did not read what it weighed, but I feel safe in saying at worst it will weigh a lb or less than the model 11 butting my weight guesstamte at 6.5-lbs max.

I own two Savages and both are lights out accurate. Was going to make a Tikka T-3 or Sakko A-7 my next rifle because I wanted a ultra light super accurate rifle, but now I must seriously consider the new Savage.

Given Savage's track record with me and it's legendary rep for accuracy, combined with savage's excellent C/S rep, I will be hard pressed to convince myself to buy else where for a rifle.

If savage comes out with a stainless steel model 100% I am getting out my check book.

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Apr-11-11, 
07:50 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Savage Rifles"

LAST EDITED ON Apr-11-11 AT 07:52 PM (MST)

I went out today to site in a brand new Savage Weather Warrior .300 WSM. I was shooting factory Federal Premium with the Nosler Accubond 180gr. This picture is at 200 yards with a 2 MOA wind from right to left. I am really happy with the way it felt and shot. Loved the accutrigger and the action is very smooth. I shot a total of 7 rounds. This group is right out of the box.


It's always an adventure!!!

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Apr-13-11, 
07:08 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Savage Rifles"

dang thats good !

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Apr-13-11, 
07:57 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Savage Rifles"

savage rifles are dang awesome! very accurate! although not the prettiest rifles you can buy they get the job done! my savage is my most accurate rifle

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Apr-14-11, 
06:32 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I have a savage 110 that is over 30 years old that shoots sub MOA. It's been restocked and bedded, but that's it . . . It's put many critters in the freezer.

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Apr-14-11, 
11:28 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Savage Rifles"

Sorry for the copy and paste, but I type with one finger! This is a response I wrote some time ago to a guy looking for an 'econo-rifle':

Yessir Fish...i've got a buddy who's pretty green with regards to hunting, and his shrew wife monitors every penny he spends even though he's the provider for the outfit

anyway, it was time for him to quit messing about, borrowing guns, and get his own dang rifle. i noticed a savage 110 synthetic (i believe its their lowest end model w/accutrigger?) in 30-06 for $350 bucks or so and he snagged it. i put a leupold rifleman 3-9x40 on it and bore sighted the thing for him, also slapped on a pachmeyr Decelerator where that damn marshmallow pad used to be...while the Shrew was whining the whole time about the 'exorbitant cost', though they're not poor by any means

he printed a decent group at 100 with no adjustments, we slightly tuned his windage, cranked his elevation for 3" high at 100 and took him up to the rancho for a late cow

he killed his first elk with that humble setup at just about 320 yards the next day...and the Shrew finally had nothing much to complain about

the thing is ugly as hell...but it is very functional and will serve him very well for many hunts to come. and shoot, the whole deal couldn't have been a whole lot over $550 bucks anyway

Happy Hunting!

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Tomichi
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May-15-11, 
01:07 AM (MST)
19. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I’ll play product review… several years ago I won a V112 at RMEF in 22.250. Got home and my gun store buddy told me He had the first of the M77 22.250’s in stainless in. It was a year because of HAVING to do a trigger job on the Ruger before I scoped the Savage.
Once I did… By far the best shooter I have. Once at an all day range marathon. I would put 2 through it between all the other rifles I was shooting that day for friends and family fall prep… when I got done I had put 20 rds in a nickel at 100. It is now dead on at 263 yards. That’s the distance to the bone pile from the dining room table…It is not fair chase coyote hunting.
Two years ago I gave up my granddads 721 .06 to a cousin…. Well after mopping around for 6 months I decided it was un-American not to have a 30.06 so I ordered the 111 blued with accu trigger and accu stock….wowing. I’m an archer here of late so it is pretty much the wife’s cow elk gun. But I could draw AZ Coues for the December rifle hunt this year. If I do I will spend some time and am sure I can get some 150 Ballistic tips in 1MOA for a long ways out there.
I have convinced several others to buy Savage for themselves and their kids in the last couple years, no complaints, a lot of praise. Now if they would just chamber one in .257 Weatherby.
PS, My dad’s model 99 in .300 Savage is the most cherished arm on the place.

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Jul-13-11, 
05:22 AM (MST)
20. "RE: Savage Rifles"

I have the model 116 also but in 300WSM. My buddy bought a christensen arms at the same time we both took them out and shot them on the same day and my Savage out shot his $6500 gun. It shoots 1/4 inch @ 100yrds. I put three shots in one hole. Best gun for your money by far.

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